WVC hosts meet and greet with author and actress Blanca Blanco April 28
April 25, 2022
Marichuy Alvizar, diversity and equity coordinator, (509) 682-6865
Libby Siebens, community relations executive director, (509) 682-6436 (Mon. – Thurs.)
Please join the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for a meet and greet with author and actress Blanca Blanco on Thursday, April 28. There will be opportunities for students and the public to meet Blanco:
- 1 p.m. in Wells Hall Theater for students only
- 5:30 p.m. at the Jack & Edna Maguire Conference Center in Mish ee twie, which is open to everyone
Blanca Blanco, author of “Breaking the Mold,” is an actress who was born in Watsonville, California, along with two sisters and two brothers, by Mexican immigrant parents who worked multiple jobs to support them. When she was nine, her family relocated to Chelan, Washington, where she began taking acting and singing classes and organizing theatre performances. She attended Spokane Falls Community College, Washington State University and Eastern Washington University. She then relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting. She has trained under DGA Award winning director Gordon Hunt, whose theatre company she performed with in multiple productions.
Her first major role was in the 2008 feature film Dark Reel (2008) opposite Edward Furlong. Notable on screen credits include Bullet (2014) opposite Danny Trejo, Anatomy of Deception (2014), Crimes of the Mind (2014), Defending Santa (2013), and Bermuda Tentacles (2014). Her films Teen Star Academy (2017), 6 Children & 1 Grandfather (2018), and Mission Possible (2018) all premiered at Cannes Film Festival. Recently released films include Fake News (2017), Betrayed (2018), and Torch (2021). In 2018, she began filming The Dog of Christmas (2021).
Wenatchee Valley College enriches North Central Washington by serving educational and cultural needs of communities and residents throughout the service area. The college provides high-quality transfer, liberal arts, professional/technical, basic skills and continuing education for students of diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds. Visit our website, wvc.edu.
Wenatchee Valley College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment and student enrollment. All programs are free from discrimination and harassment against any person because of race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a service animal by a person with a disability, age, parental status or families with children, marital status, religion, genetic information, honorably discharged veteran or military status or any other prohibited basis per RCW 49.60.030, 040 and other federal and state laws and regulations, or participation in the complaint process.
The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and Title IX compliance for both the Wenatchee and Omak campuses:
- To report discrimination or harassment: Title IX Coordinator, Wenatchi Hall 2322M, (509) 682-6445, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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